A Most Unusual 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration – Captain Ron’s Swamp Tour

The Fiftieth wedding anniversary is traditionally a golden one.  For many couples, this would mean gifts of gold jewelry, an anniversary party or even a trip of a lifetime.  But for our good friends, Paul and Betty Swasko, theirs was celebrated with Captain Ron and a trip through Caddo Lake, where, according to its website,… Read more »

Denison, Texas – From a President’s Home to a Pirate Ship With Art In Between


Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Birthplace Room where Eisenhower was born Denison, Texas began as a company town built by the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad (called the KATY), the first railroad into Texas.  At its height, half of Denison worked for the KATY, including David Eisenhower from 1889-1892.  In a small white clapboard house across the… Read more »

Best Urban Green Experiences in Dallas


Glass Serpents appear to drift toward waterfall The Dallas Botanical Garden is inherently well placed – an elevated position with views of downtown over White Rock Lake.  Many visitors come during the seasons of azaleas, tulips, and mums.  But nothing has compared to the crowds that have descended for the recent Chihuly exhibit. Glass icebergs… Read more »

What Is There To do in Commerce and Cooper, Texas?


 Planetarium on the campus of Texas A&M University, Commerce The first major sight of Commerce from the north, south, and west is the campus of Texas A&M University at Commerce. The twelve story Whitley Hall is the tallest structure between Dallas and Texarkana.  This 123 year old school of almost 10,000 students has undergone major… Read more »